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Good News This Week: July 20, 2024 - Ferries, Crocodiles, & Sea Turtles

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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HIV breakthrough: Drug trial shows injection twice a year is 100% effective against infection

A large clinical trial in South Africa and Uganda has shown that a twice-yearly injection of a new pre-exposure prophylaxis drug gives young women total protection from HIV infection.
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A woman with tan skin holds a tampon in front of her torso. She is not wearing a shirt, but has on pale pink underwear. The photo is cropped to show only her torso and hands.

Scared about heavy metals in tampons? Here are 4 alternatives for your next period

A new study revealed a number of heavy metals in tampons sold in the U.S. and Europe. Here are some other options to consider for your next cycle.
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Irene Xagoraraki leads an environmental virology lab at Michigan State University.

The power of poop: Detroit's method for early disease detection is saving lives and inspiring other cities

Wastewater surveillance hit the big time during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when officials started using this technique to monitor local virus levels.
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AI is getting a little closer to revolutionizing closed captioning for those with disabilities

Several of the most prominent providers of the AI engines behind transcription services have seen their AI become even more accurate in the last year, according to a recent study.
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Three images. On the left, John Green wears a blue shirt. In the middle, a close-up of playful black and white socks on the feet of a person wearing checkered sneakers. On the right, Hank Green in a denim jacket

Hank & John Green launch new sock line for kids, funding a much-needed hospital in Sierra Leone

Hank & John Green have expanded their give-back products to include socks in children's sizes.
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12 Ways to Celebrate Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month — a time for all disabled people to unapologetically celebrate our bodies as they are. Whether you are disabled or an ally, Disability Pride Month is full of so much to celebrate. 
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Good News This Week: June 29, 2024 - Zoos, Trees, & Iberian Lynxes

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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Three images from left to right: TikToker Anthony S Ferraro faces the camera and says "This camp has really been incredible to see these kids blossom," A group of kids at Camp Abilities cheer, and Anthony says, "We even made tie dye!"

'Let's go to blind camp!' TikToker showcases the importance of inclusive summer camps

Anthony S. Ferraro took viewers behind the scenes to a summer camp specially designed for kids who are blind, deafblind, and have low vision.
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Seattle, Minneapolis named best US cities for biking — see where yours ranks

The nonprofit PeopleForBikes released their city ratings for 2024, tallying up the largest cities in America by their bikeability.
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11 medical breakthroughs that could forever change cancer treatment: 'There is good news'

Scientists are using artificial intelligence, DNA sequencing, precision oncology and other technologies to improve treatment and diagnosis.
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Three photos. On the left, Hank Green. In the center, an overhead view of two people drinking from cups of tea. On the right, John Green.

Hank & John Green launch new charity tea shop to fight the world's deadliest disease

Hank and John Green have launched a tea brand under their Good Store platform, aiming to fund research and prevention efforts for the world's deadliest disease.
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